Audemars Piguet - The Royal Oak 50th Geneva Friday, May 6, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1994
    Reference No: 14802ST
    Movement No: 399'876
    Case No: D40529.836
    Model Name: Royal Oak Jubilee
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2121, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Certificate of Origin, additional Certificat D'Origine, product literature, fitted presentation box with outer packaging.Further accompanied by Audemars Piguet and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo co-signed Royal Oak 50th Anniversary Attestation.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 14802 saw the rebirth of the 39mm “Jumbo” Royal Oak for the 20th anniversary of the Royal Oak. Sold between 1992 and 2002, 691 examples were produced in steel (with 2 dial variations), 286 in yellow gold (with 4 dial variations), along with 20 in platinum (with 2 dial variations). Ref. 14802 introduced the first salmon pink dials as well as hammered "Tuscany blue" iterations, although there is no record of how many of these special dials were produced. In addition, a sapphire caseback revealed Calibre 2121 and most of the latter’s gold oscillating weights featured an anniversary motif accompanied by the case number.

    Of the 691 examples of this reference released in stainless steel, only a few were fitted with the rare, resplendent salmon dial that has become in the intervening decades overwhelmingly desirable to collectors.

    A time capsule, the present watch is distinguished by its most probably unpolished condition. All contrasting polished and brushed finishes remain intact, and show how a "factory spec" reference 14802 looked like when it left the factory. The salmon dial remains vibrant with barely any sign of aging - Audemars Piguet has even taken inspiration from this very model in its contemporary catalog with the reference 15202BC. Furthermore, all original accessories are present - even the original certificate and numbered box, indicating that the present watch is part of the Jubilée series.

    Salmon dials in particular are rarely offered in the contemporary Audemars Piguet menu, and with less than 300 pieces ever produced, this is an extremely rare opportunity to obtain an extremely low production and absolutely gorgeous timepiece, perfect for the discerning collector.

  • Artist Biography

    Audemars Piguet

    Swiss • 1881

    A specialist in the manufacture of complications since it was established in 1881, Audemars Piguet never ceases to impress with a rich history of creating bold, even audacious, timepieces underpinned by traditional watchmaking at its finest. This Le Brassus-based Swiss manufacturer is one of only two major manufacturers still owned by the founding family. Since its earliest days, AP is considered a leader in the field of minute repeaters and grande complication pocket and wristwatches. The brand is devoted to preserving the history of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux, showcased at their superb museum in Le Brassus.

    Today, the brand is best known for its Royal Oak models, a revolutionary luxury sports watch launched in 1972. Other key models include early minute repeating wristwatches, vintage chronograph wristwatches, such as the oversized reference 5020, perpetual calendar watches and the Royal Oak Offshore, first introduced in 1993.

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Ref. 14802ST
A rare and most probably unpolished limited edition stainless steel wristwatch with salmon dial, certificate of origin and matching numbered box, made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the model

39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF100,000 - 200,000 

Sold for CHF252,000

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The Royal Oak 50th

Geneva Auction 6 May 2022